Sunday, September 30, 2012

Palmisciano sports jacket

I recently picked up a sports jacket made by Sicilian tailor Palmisciano, based in Catania, whom I write about in my guide to Sicilian tailors.

Palmisciano try-on sports jacket

The cloth is a Super 150s Drapers jacketing.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Arrigo alpaca topcoat

This is an alpaca Ulster-style topcoat which is being made by Messina tailor Arrigo, whom I describe in my guide to Sicilian tailors.

Arrigo alpaca topcoat fitting

Arrigo alpaca topcoat fitting

Alpaca should probably not be your first choice in topcoating fabric. This particular alpaca is made by the Italian textile mill Agnona. The fabric could be an interesting third or fourth choice for a casual topcoat if you're looking for something different from the usual wool or cashmere options.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Toronto hatmaker: Stephen Temkin

I wrote about Stephen almost 2 years ago and finally met him in person earlier this summer in Toronto. He kindly walked me through the well-thought out setup for his bespoke hatmaking operation. Enjoy the photos.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Chicago style for the fall

Edmund Paszylk of menswear retailer George Greene in Chicago talks about three different looks for the fall. If you are relatively open-minded or flexible about what you can wear at work, take a look at the video below.

I liked the three different looks he put together, especially the first (Band of Outsiders jacket and Inis Meain zip sweater) and last one (Boglioli jacket), mixing together texture, pattern and color contrast. More details on the garments here.

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